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4.6
168 Reviews (168)
5 Stars
93
4 Stars
62
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.2
94.6%
Recommend this course
159 out of 168 reviews
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4.9
15 Reviews (15)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.7
Layout
4.9
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.4
100.0%
Recommend this course
15 out of 15 reviews
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4.5
34 Reviews (34)
5 Stars
22
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.3
94.1%
Recommend this course
32 out of 34 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7013 yards
Slope 141
Rating 75.3
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Forest Akers West Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1958
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 3/15 Closed: 12/01

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Spartan Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 College Courses in the U.S. (2019 #20)
  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Michigan (2018 #24)

Reviews

4.6
168 Reviews (168)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 11
Narrow Fairways 9
Undulating Greens 9
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 12
Locals 11
A Weekend Splurge 7
This Course's Location is:
On a College Campus 15
Convenient to the City 11

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Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Big Ten course

Played the green tees. Great setup. Challenging course. Big greens with subtle breaks

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Good course in general but amazing for the price

The west course is already a beautifully tree-lined course, with relatively skinny fairways. If you can play here for $30-40, then you’re getting a Timber Ridge or Hawk Hallow quality course for $20-30 cheaper. Great blend of looks, value, and difficulty.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course with extremely slow play and no marshals.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

MSU west

The course is in great shape the greens are big soft and fast. We played in 3hrs40mins. We checked in at the grill window which was fine with us . No contact we loved seeing the pieces of swim noodles in the cup we tip our hats to them for that. This tells us that they care about the safety of their customers. Good job MSU we will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Great Time

This is an excellent course. The course was in grat shape. Fairways were plush. Greens ran true and smooth.

Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Course Conditions

Not up to the standards that I'm accustom to when . I understand that are short staffed right now.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Outstanding course

Tee boxes were nicely maintained, crisp grass but not too dry or too moist. The fairways were cut perfectly as well as the greens. The greens were perfect to where the roll wouldn’t “die” after 6 inches and allows me to put true! Even with Social distancing guidelines in play, Forest Akers West still went out of their ways to allow us to have a great round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Top Shelf Course

Fairways were in immaculate conditions. greens were relatively quick but very well maintained. The weather was cool and windy, however if you hit fairways you could score on the par 5's. I look forward to coming back out to Akers West next Spring.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Such great conditions! Amazing fast true greensn

It was cold and breezy, a day after some rain. The course had drained completely and the greens were fantastic. They held nicely and rolled fast and true.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Disappointed

Greens were hard like asphalt. Roll on greens was like putting on gravel. One person working in clubhouse waited 12 minutes to be greeted and checked in. Snack shop was closed and no refreshments on course. I expected more, not the quality course it once was

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 10/14/2019

Hi, thank you for reviewing Forest Akers West. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. Your feedback about the course is important to us. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are glad to see you have enjoyed the course in the past and we are rapidly working to return it to those conditions. We will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing, we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 117
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Arizona Advisor
Verified Purchaser
Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played

Memories

Last played this course 23 years ago and the course has only improved with age. Rerouted the holes, added a new clubhouse (which is great for Spartan apparel and accessories) and condition of course is outstanding. Pace of play was acceptable given all the groups playing on course. I will not wait so long to return to my alma mater ‘s outstanding golf course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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